When the couple first moved into their contemporary Spring home – it’ll be 40 years in November – John tried coaxing grass to grow in the front yard.
Beds are naturally mulched with pine needles and oak leaves, and his sprinkler system keeps them from getting too thirsty.
Out back, where the couple eat lunch most days and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio most nights, another high canopy of branches and leaves shelters a long, rectangular vegetable garden where John grows tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers and squash.
The dogs may be small but they make their presence felt by barking excitedly when a visitor ventures up the front walk.
For years, Kathy volunteered at Poodle Rescue of Houston, Citizens for Animal Protection and the Homeless Pet Placement League.
Kathy, who stopped playing tennis when she hurt her shoulder, plays pickleball at the Cypress Creek YMCA- a paddle game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. …read more